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The Pottery Barn Principle of 'Fear the Walking Dead'

Season three's exploration of the politics of survival is fascinating, even with the series' over-reliance on coincidence.

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Albert Goldbarth's Delightful Adventures

In his new collection of essays, Albert Goldbarth takes on the interconnection of random aspects of life, revealing a synergy present among all things.

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Channel Zero: Season 1, Episode 1 – "You Have to Go Inside"

In episode one, we meet Mike, child psychologist haunted by his own childhood trauma: a mysterious TV show, a series of unsolved child murders, and a teeth-stealing monster.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13 - "Date of Death"

Madison tries to maintain order at the hotel in the face of new refugees; Travis arrives with the story of how he and Chris parted ways.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 1 - "The Savior"

Amidst hints that Aladdin may be in store, Emma begins having some nasty visions, and Gold seeks to wake Belle and, once again, win her love.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 12 - "Pillar of Salt"

Information about what happened to Ofelia is revealed; Strand is stabbed unexpectedly; and Madison learns she may be closer to Nick than she realized.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 11 - "Pablo and Jessica"

Madison and Alicia hatch a plan to clear the hotel of walkers, and impress their rival faction at the same time; meanwhile, Nick and Luciana draw closer.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 10 - "Do Not Disturb"

Chris's bloodlust reaches a crisis point for his father Travis; meanwhile, Alicia and a new ally struggle to reach Madison and Strand.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 9 - "Los Muertos"

Nick discovers a new set of friends, Strand and Madison bond over tequila, and Ofelia asks if it's worth going on in a world full of walkers.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 8 - "Grotesque"

Fear the Walking Dead draws its focus to Nick, who wanders the Mexican desert and finds his only comfort among walkers.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 7 - "Shiva"

It turns out refuge is not all it's cracked up to be; a massive explosion sends our band of survivors on their own ways.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 - "Monster"

Travis, Strand, and company deal with the emotional aftermath of Liza's death while navigating treacherous waters.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 16 - "Our Decay"

Hades forces Rumpelstiltskin to bring Zelena and child down to the Underworld, because it turns out that he and Zelena have a bit of a past.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 16 - "Last Day on Earth"

Rick and the rest of the survivors finally face off with Negan's full force of Saviors; for the first time, they're the hunted rather than the hunters.

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Stewart/Colbert Effect: Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' and the Rise of Media Accountability

It took 16 years of hard work, but Jon Stewart's The Daily Show finally began to restore something like truth to political and social discourse.

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The Walking Dead: Season 6, Episode 15 - "East"

As Carol departs, Morgan and Rick seek her, and Daryl seeks revenge in a visually rich and resonant episode.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 14 - "Devil's Due"

Once Upon a Time allows pop cultural reference points to play freely with older, more ancient stories, fusing postmodern theory with Joseph Campbell’s archetypes.

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